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Shapeshifting natural product

Posted by naturalproductman on November 27, 2015

John Porco and co-workers reported in JACS on the synthesis of a shapeshifting natural product, secalonic acid A. When I think of shapeshifting molecules, I think of Jeffrey Bode’s work with unnatural compounds, but I did not realize that natural products are also known to shape shift.

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JACS paper

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